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Youth Camps

Adventures for the budding scientist in your life

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Registration for all camps is currently full. 

Bell Camps are a week of fun and enriching day-camp experiences that encourage children to explore their scientific passions and discover new interests. Children entering grades 1-8 will experience science and nature like never before with hands-on investigation, visiting museum exhibits, games, creative projects, guided outdoor exploration and much more! 

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm 
Drop off: 8:30–9 am & Pick up: 4–4:30 pm

Registered for camp? Click here for additional Camper Information

Kids at Bell summer camp doing science indoors and out

Pricing

Become a member! For as little as $95 your household can become Bell Museum members and receive discounted camp pricing—one of the many benefits of membership. The museum is also proud to offer $15 Curiosity Memberships for qualifying families. On top of camp savings, all Bell Museum members receive unlimited free admission to the galleries and special exhibits, exclusive discounts, members-only events and activities, and more! Learn more about all of our membership levels and benefits.

Bell members
$345/week

General registration
$375/week

Registration

Registration for all camps is currently full.

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Refunds and cancellations

If you wish to withdraw from a camp after registering, you must do so at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp in order to receive a partial refund of the camp fee. $40 of the camp fee is considered a registration deposit and will not be refunded. No refunds will be given if a cancellation is made within the two weeks before the first day of camp.

If for any reason the Bell Museum cancels your camp, you will receive a full refund of the camp fee, including the registration deposit, or the opportunity to transfer to another camp if space is available. If your child or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or isn’t feeling well immediately prior to your camp date, please email bellcamps@umn.edu for questions about options.

Scholarships

Applications are now closed and all scholarships have been awarded. For more information, please contact bellcamps@umn.edu.

Camper accommodations

Bell Camps strive to be an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and inspires curiosity. We greatly appreciate any information, suggestions or tips you would like to share regarding your camper. Filling out the registration form with as much detail as possible will give us the opportunity to prepare any special accommodations and give your camper the best experience possible. You are also welcome to email our summer camp team at bellcamps@umn.edu.

Medication Form: If your camper will bring any medication to camp (e.g. inhaler, epi-pen, ibuprofen) please complete our medication information form and email it to bellcamps@umn.edu.

Grade Levels: We appreciate your interest in our various camp options. Each in-person camp session is designed for specific grade levels. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any substitutions.

Questions?

  • For registration questions
    Please call (612) 624-2345 (12 pm–5 pm, Monday–Friday).

  • For questions about curriculum or accommodations
    Please email bellcamps@umn.edu.

Support generously provided by:

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Thank you to our 150th Anniversary Sponsors

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